Love Bites: Stereogum’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Mix

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays you might not pay too much attention to if you’re in the midst of a really good relationship — because every day is like Valentine’s Day! — but can gain importance in direct ratio to how shitty your love life is when February 14th rolls around. With that in mind, we’re skipping the saccharine soundtracks in favor of a mix for those who need one. Because, really, if you’re in love and you spend the night downloading MP3s from your laptop, well, you’re not in love. We chose 13 recent tracks: 13 tracks for Friday the 13th. Even though it’s Friday, maybe we all aren’t in love.

Florence And The Machine – “Kiss With A Fist” (MP3)
Black Lips – “Starting Over” (MP3)
Vivian Girls – “Where Do You Run To” (MP3)
Handsome Furs – “I’m Confused” (MP3)
Lissy Trullie – “Boy Boy” (MP3)
Papercuts – “Future Primitive” (MP3)
The Decemberists – “The Rake’s Song” (MP3)
Julie Doiron – “Consolation Prize” (MP3)
Ferraby Lionheart – “Dear Corinne” (MP3)
Port O’Brien – “Is This Really What It’s Come To” (MP3)
Neko Case – “People Got A Lot Of Nerve” (MP3)
Bon Iver – “Your Love (Live)” (MP3)
Nick Thorburn – “Used To Be Funny” (MP3)

Thanks to Def Leppard for the title.